Gateway unveils new systems - some overclocked and Windows XP

Posted on Tuesday, May 06 2008 @ 16:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gateway FX7026
Gateway has unveiled a new lineup of desktop PCs. These new systems feature AMD or Intel processors, some of the new models feature an overclocked processor and graphics card and there's also a model with Windows XP.
Gateway FX7026 – Bringing High-Performance Gaming to the Masses
At just $1,099.99, the FX7026 challenges the specs and performance of systems costing almost twice as much. It features an Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9300, over-clocked NVIDIA 8800GT graphics, an incredible 4GB of memory and a massive 640GB hard drive. It is powerful enough to handle just about any graphic-intensive task, blazing through games and multimedia applications with ease.

Serious gamers, high-quality media creators and enthusiasts alike will be thrilled with the phenomenal performance of a 64-bit processor, 4GB of memory and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition. This combination packs a powerful punch for video, large database searches, multitasking, games and other programs that require complex calculations and a lot of memory. Further enhancing the computing experience, Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1 includes quality improvements that help improve reliability, security and overall performance.

Gamers will especially appreciate the system’s ability to deliver realistic 3D effects and ultra-fast system response and frame rates, making it an ideal system for playing the hottest games with DirectX10 technology.

Gateway GT Series – Ideal for Multimedia Applications and Managing Digital Media
Gateway’s GT Series of desktops offer intense power and plenty of memory, so consumers can blaze through applications and watch, listen, burn, play and download digital content without any compromise in performance.

The new GT Series models include the Gateway GT5670, GT5674, GT5676 and the GT5678. Depending on budget and needs, consumers can choose a system best suited to their requirements. With prices ranging from $549.99 to $849.99, the new models feature a range of leading technologies, including AMD Phenom Quad-Core or Triple Core Processors and 3GB or 4GB of memory, providing what it takes to stay productive, multitask with ease and manage digital media

Providing stellar realism to gaming and video playback, models include either integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE or ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, which also provides DirectX 10 support and HDMI output.

Two models offer Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, giving the performance needed by serious gamers, high-quality media creators and enthusiasts who demand the most from digital media.

Compelling productivity features make it easy for consumers to be tech-savvy and get the most enjoyment out of their PC as possible.

With the 15-in-1 digital media card reader, photos can easily be transferred from a camera onto the PC. The integrated Smart Copy button instantly downloads the photos and organizes them into files.

The desktops are ideally suited for consumers who want to create personalized DVDs or CDs of their favorite photos or music for family or friends. Consumers can use the SuperMulti optical drive to burn content on any disc format, and then use the Labelflash technology to laser-etch personalized images and text directly onto the discs. With hard drive sizes ranging from 320GB to 750GB, there is ample storage for movies, photos and music files.

FX541 – An Extreme Machine for Serious Gamers
The FX541 is Gateway’s fastest, most powerful desktop. Engineered for next-generation gaming and high-end applications and optimized for high-definition media, the FX541 Series delivers pure, raw quad-core power. Ideal for extreme gaming, digital content creation and advanced multitasking, it is designed for enthusiasts who want the latest in cutting-edge technology but don’t want to spend a fortune.

The FX541 includes an NVIDIA SLI-capable motherboard, dual PCIe x16 slots with SLI support and dual Gigabit Ethernet for maximum online gaming performance. The FX541XT offers a factory over-clocked processor and runs dual NVIDIA 8800 GT factory limited warranted over-clocked video cards in SLI mode for maximum performance.

Last but not least, the Gateway FX541 Series includes a 700 watt power supply, ensuring it can support any additional high-performance hardware or future expansion requirements.

Some models in the new FX541 Series are available now direct from Gateway. Prices range from $1,199.99 to $3,499.99.

DX442 – Cutting-Edge Technology at an Affordable Price
Gateway’s mainstream multimedia desktop line, the Gateway DX442, combines functionality and entertainment through a well rounded blend of features. The advanced technology housed in these desktops allows consumers to listen to music while doing the family finances or editing video without experiencing a reduction in performance.

The models include an Intel Pentium Dual-Core, Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core 2 Quad processor. All use the Intel G33 chipset with GMA X3100 Graphics, a 1333MHz Front-Side Bus and 800MHz memory support. Fast 2GB or 3GB of DDR2 memory ensures the system is responsive when handling multiple tasks, such as editing and managing digital photos, exploring demanding multimedia and games or running home office applications. The DX442XP includes the Windows XP Professional Edition operating system.

The smart case design provides easy access to media options used most, including front A/V inputs and a high-speed USB 2.0 15-in-1 media reader located near the top of the system. Available front video input makes it simple to transfer digital and analog video from camcorders.

Large 320GB or 500GB hard drives are the perfect place to store treasured family photos, home videos and a music library. In addition, the PCs come with a multi-format DVD-RW and a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. The SuperMulti optical drive features Labelflash technology, for personalizing images and text directly onto discs.

Some models in the DX Series are available now direct from Gateway. Prices range from $549.99 to $999.99.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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